The Humanity Front is a pro-human political group founded by William Taggart.
Background[edit | edit source]
In 2020, Antoine Thisdale, a shale rig worker in Utah, loses his job as the demand for stronger and better augmented workers makes unaugmented workers obsolete. Thisdale, a completely healthy yet unaugmented man, sues for the right to amputate himself to have the same advantages his augmented competition would have.
In 2021, following the victorious Thisdale case, the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling declaring it constitutional for individuals to have the right to mechanically augment themselves. In direct opposition to the groundbreaking ruling's controversial implications, Bill Taggart forms the anti-augmentation group known as the Humanity Front. It is legally incorporated in Utah.
In 2022, a group of protesters gathered in Brazil to protest the opening of a new LIMB clinic; the 359th in the world. In spite of this, the clinic proves to be a highly welcomed establishment for the South American country.
In 2027, Humanity Front gathers in the city of Detroit, with members standing in front of the headquarters of Sarif Industries to protest the company's augmentation program. Protests against LIMB clinics also happen on a regular basis.
The Humanity Front appears to have many dedicated supporters. But according to Isaias Sandoval, during his friendly confrontation with Adam Jensen, the organization was actually losing popular support prior to the attack on Sarif Industries.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The principle of anti-augmentation group was also used in Deus Ex: Invisible War with the Knights Templar.
- Humanity Front has a viral marketing website (Website no longer active.)
- Antoine Thisdale is the name of a game designer who works for Eidos Montreal.